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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Kei Nishikori wants to take over from Li Na as Asia's new tennis role model

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 06:30am by Kevin Kung

    ... on Friday. The 24-year-old sensation, who is at his career high eighth in the world, is ready to become the face of Asia after Li gave in to long-term knee injuries. "I was shocked. It is sad ... winning seven matches in a row in the Australian heat," Asia's greatest and most influential player said on her Facebook page. "It took me several agonising months to finally come ...


    Inside Incheon: Hosting the Games is a financial strain for most cities in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... it is printed on- I can only travel to Singapore without a visa- but as this visit is sanctioned by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), my press accreditation is a ticket to ride. The official grudgingly ... economic powerhouses in Asia, but could the rest of Asia afford it? The oil-rich Gulf States can but by and large most countries and cities are not in the running. Look at Hanoi, which won ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Future looks bright for Hong Kong teenagers

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:36am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Stars tournament to encourage young girls throughout the Asia-Pacific region to take up the sport. "Women's tennis in Asia is in a golden age and the future looks extremely bright," says Ryan Sandilands, WTA chief executive for the Asia-Pacific region. "Players like Li Na and Peng Shuai have led from the front in recent years, but there is a crop of rising stars ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong youngsters aim to serve surprise in Junior Davis Cup finals

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 12:32am by Kevin Kung

    ... at the Asia/Oceania final qualifier in Kuching, Malaysia, in May. There they beat not only Australia 2-1, but also Taiwan 2-1 in the play-off for third/fourth. I think the hard part for people here ... the European and American players are as I rarely meet them in tournaments in Asia," said Wong. "I was outside 800 in the world junior rankings a year ago, and now I am at 231. It is a huge ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - ORGANISATION

    Asian Games: Competition will maintain its 'regional flavour'

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:23pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad al-Sabah. I feel 36 is a good balance. While we will always feature the core Olympic sports, we will also keep other sports which are special ... sports, we will also keep other sports which are special to the region so as to keep our Asian identity and flavour. These Games are a landmark in Asia and we have no plans to cut back," said ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Sun Yang and Park Tae-hwan set to renew fierce rivalry in the pool

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:08pm by APSPT

    ... month's Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. The Japanese men also will be targeting a share of the golds, having won six at the Pan Pacific. Chief among them is 20-year-old Kosuke Hagino, who ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - FENCING

    Nicola Lu Min confident despite training venue mix-up

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:27pm by CHAN KINWA

    ... extravaganza in Asia kicks off. Lu, who has an Italian father and Hong Kong mother, is competing in his second Asiad after he quit the sport 10 years ago to seek a new career path; now with a stable ... and Japan are the two traditional powers in Asia, and there are also fencers from China to watch," he said. "We also face challenges from upcoming Kazakhstan, so it won't ...

  8. Sport - China

    'My body is begging me to stop': Li Na confirms retirement because of recurring knee injuries

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:42pm

    ... in Asia to a new level, has announced her retirement. The 32-year-old Li posted the news on her microblog Friday, citing a recurring knee problem. “Most people in the tennis world know that my ... amazing tennis abilities and her warm and humorous personality, she is a pioneer who opened doors to tennis for hundreds of millions of people throughout China and Asia. “It’s hard ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport

    Sport and politics do mix, says Thomas Bach

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 11:17pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... leaders at the general assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia, stressed that sport could not work in seclusion. "It's time that sport is no longer isolated from politics. We have always ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - INSIDE INCHEON

    Inside Incheon: Why haven't World Cup hosts Qatar bothered to enter Asian Games football tournament?

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:25pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... powerhouse and they did win the men's gold medal at the 2006 Games in Doha. By turning their backs on Incheon, Qatar have all but thumbed their noses at the Olympic Council of Asia. It is a huge loss of face, even if it is only the national Under-23 teams that take part. By turning their backs on Incheon, Qatar have all but thumbed their noses at the Olympic Council of Asia ...




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